Just so long as you don't try and bring over an existing Windows install.
So I went to turn on my computer and it went to the apparently common "system32\hal.dll is corrupt/missing, please reinstall" message. I am thinking about getting a hard drive out of one of my older computers, putting it in my new computer, formatting and putting the OS on that disk as the master, and setting the other drive as the slave. Then I could access the files I need on the new computer, and also having Windows on its own disk would prevent future data loss. Any ideas on how this will work? I have tried other ways to restore my current setup, but nothing worked.